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Old 11-27-2005, 02:58 PM
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2005 Aviator Question

A friend of mine is looking at a 2005 Aviator that I think has been on the lot for a long, long time. Is it possible to find out the assembly date based on the VIN?

VIN: 5LMEU88H65ZJ32517

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Old 11-28-2005, 02:03 AM
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It'll show on the drivers door, with the sticker. Oddly, though, it doesn't make that much of a difference to the dealer (since I think that's where we're going here). The unit's probably floored, so until it's actually sold at a loss, it's just eating flooring money, and the loss is theoretical. Once it's sold at a loss, it becomes very real. Since sales managers are paid on department profit, they'll sometimes rather just hang onto the unit and wait for a better deal than take the hit.

Us car people have a tendency to avoid those old-stock units like the plague for personal purchases- and there are some really good reasons for that. Cars, like people, deteriorate when not used a lot more rapidly than when being active.

edit: have him check on some very late model used ones. Aviators bring new meaning to the word "depreciation," but they can be a fine used car buy. $30-$35K should buy an ultra-low mileage '04-'05- that's less than an Explorer Limited.
 

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Used: definitely the way to go. We just took a 2004 in trade, 18000 miles, with every option (moonroof, heated/cooled seats, third seat, DVD player, etc...). Immaculate condition- our price: $30995.
 
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As the vehicle in question is out of state (for both me and my friend), is it possible to determine using Ford's Oasis system the assembly date of this vehicle?


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Hold that thought until I get to the office.
 
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6/21/05 build date.
 
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Interesting--I guess that I was thinking of another one at the same dealer.



Thanks for the information!



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